posted on Sep, 29 2007 @ 07:52 AM
I vote in every election, national and local, as I have the right to do so, and there are many people on this planet who do not enjoy, what I see as
the most basic of rights, and people have died to ensure that I continue to have the ability to vote
If you take any national election, you can make the point that how you as a single voter vote, have little impact if any impact. It is the collection
of all the voters that makes the difference.
To answer the OP's question, for me, it counts more when I can hold the person I vote or voted for accountable. And at a local (parish, local,
regional) council level, I will know people on the ballot paper. They, for the most part, live in the community and I see them out and about, doing
the shopping, recycling, etc, so I have a greater opportunity to let them know my views, and if I am happy with what they are doing.
I attend the polling station for national elections, but have to admit that I have not always cast a vote for a candidate all the time. My vote, if I
do not put an X in a box is classed as spoilt.
I find making my MP accountablity a waste of time as he will listen but doing nothing. I found my MP is more interested in what the party are wanting
him to say and do and he also trots out the party line on any issue, local or national, so for be, it begs the question, why bother to vote for your
MP, if at the election, you do not agree with his or her politics.
I fully agreed with the idea of a "none of the above" on the ballot paper but would balance this with making voting a legal requirement (and there
have been threads on this and it is not my intention to rail road the intention of the OP and this thread, just expressing my view!!)
I do not have enough information to comment on the NWO and the likes control of the national election process. Electronic voting does concern me as
who controls and manages the audit process, and what happens if the process has been tampered with?